Services, Getting There
Supplies: Bluewing is about 45 miles west of Lovelock and 35 miles southeast of Gerlach
Hikes & Trails
Benchmark Gazetteer, page 35.
Wilderness Area Status
Lands with Wilderness Characteristics
Act or Law:
State Region: Northwest Nevada
County Regions: Pershing
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management Local District: Winnemucca Field Office Contact Info: (775) 623-1500 5100 East Winnemucca Boulevard Winnemucca , NV89445 Visit the website (will open a new window)
The Bluewing Mountains, a somewhat circular range, are almost an extension of the Shawave Range to the south. The range is flanked on the east by Granite Springs Valley and on the west by Sagehen Valley, where a small playa sits at the base of the range. Softly rounded hills rise from the valley floor, where pronghorn and jackrabbits can be found and Horned Larks and Black-throated Sparrows can be heard singing in the early morning light. The range is not marked by any steep topography, making hiking easy. Solitude is easy to find in the rounded and folded hills and small mountain forms of this range.
This proposed Bluewing Mountain Wilderness is separated from the proposed North Sahwaves Wilderness by a single dirt roads.
Take Action: The proposed Bluewing Mountain Wilderness is part of the seven proposed wilderness areas outlined in the Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act. Sign the petition to gain permanent protection for the Bluewing! Read more about the campaign here.
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